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Old 09-28-2015, 07:02 PM   #21
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Old 09-28-2015, 08:03 PM   #22
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Equalizer hitches use friction bars and no chains. Except breakaway safety chains.
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Old 09-28-2015, 08:20 PM   #23
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Oh and I have safety towing chains, not chains on my equalizer hitch. Do we not have the same hitch?


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Some WDH's have chains that attach the bars to the trailer frame. You adjust the hitch by changing how many links in the chain are in tension.

See one here: Pro Series RB3 Weight Distribution System with Shank - Round Bar - 10,000 lbs GTW, 1,000 lbs TW Pro Series Weight Distribution PS49583
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Old 09-28-2015, 08:55 PM   #24
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Lower your trailer hitch onto the ball on your TV until it locks easily in place. You may need to "rock" the TV a little to get it to latch in. I install a regular lock onto the hitch at this point, or put one of those keeper bars thru the hitch handle. Now the trick -

Raise the tongue of the trailer again with the tongue jack (you will be raising the back of your tow vehicle as well). It's great at this point to have an electric tongue jack. Raise the tongue until it is above the level that you will tow - then attach the chains from the equalizing bars to to the tongue and lock them in place. Have the tongue high enough so that the chains go on easliy - THEN retract your tongue jack all the way to the stowed position. This will apply the torque to the bars and you haven't struggled with it at all!
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Thanks for this... It took me about six trips to figure this out on my own.

Sitting in my driveway, which has a downward slope it was easy to hook to the 3rd link in the chain on my hitch (suggested to me by the TT PDI guy)... but on flat ground it was impossible to get past two links... then I figured out that I could duplicate the downward slope of my driveway by jacking up the rear end with the electric jack... Now I always hook to the third link in the hitch chain without a problem.

Luv that electric jack!
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Thanks for this... It took me about six trips to figure this out on my own.

Sitting in my driveway, which has a downward slope it was easy to hook to the 3rd link in the chain on my hitch (suggested to me by the TT PDI guy)... but on flat ground it was impossible to get past two links... then I figured out that I could duplicate the downward slope of my driveway by jacking up the rear end with the electric jack... Now I always hook to the third link in the hitch chain without a problem.

Luv that electric jack!
I think some folks here have had lousy PDI's.
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I think some folks here have had lousy PDI's.
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So PXT, what have you decided with all this info?
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So PXT, what have you decided with all this info?
I'm now confused....lol...thinking of cheapingout and getting a harbor freight hitch set up. Any more recommendations?
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thinking of cheapingout and getting a harbor freight hitch set up
Inexpensive and works well!
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Sent you a PM. Any where near Southern New England?
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